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Spot the supervisor: Build UK colour codes safety helmets

Build UK has released safety helmet colours standards, in an attempt to improve communication and safety across UK construction sites.

Following eight months of consultation, the organisation has released helmets that are colour-coded to reveal the type of site operatives, from supervisors to labourers.

Build UK said the standard would provide ”a clear and consistent approach to improve communication and safety across construction projects”.

Build UK_Safety Helmet Colours and Training Standards

Build UK_Safety Helmet Colours and Training Standards

The standard will not extend to Network Rail sites, as its PPE standard only permits white and blue helmets on its infrastructure.

Build UK has also developed a training standard in response to the Construction Leadership Council recommendation to specify and promote card schemes carrying the CSCS logo.

The group said it would “help contractors to assess the competence of construction workers, along with their eligibility to work on site”.

The standard specifies the health and safety training qualifications required for all types of employees and the industry card schemes carrying the CSCS logo which are recognised by the CLC and Build UK members.

Build UK chief executive Suzannah Nichol said: “Health and safety is a priority for Build UK and we are delighted with the positive response from our members who have welcomed the latest standards, which aim to make life easier and help them meet the increasing demands of working on site.

“We will continue to bring the contracting supply chain together to engage intelligently and collaboratively in policy debates ensuring that Build UK, as the voice of the industry, leads positive and meaningful change”.

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